Persons with hearing loss often struggle with emotional challenges directly related to these hearing difficulties. Too often, these challenges are going unnoticed by the hearing care professional. This podcast will review recent research findings related to the emotional challenges associated with hearing loss in adults and provide a strategy for how clinicians can better manage and account for these emotional challenges patients face.
Course created on July 16, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to list the emotional challenges associated with hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to implement a clinical strategy that accounts for emotional factors related to hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the validated self-reports that measure various emotional factors related to hearing loss.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction – why this topic?|
|5-25 Minutes||Define emotional consequences of hearing loss and how to assess it clinically|
|25-30 Minutes||Q and A, Discussion|
Senior Director, Audiology, Signia
Brian Taylor, AuD is currently the senior director of audiology for Signia. He serves at editor-at-large for Hearing Health and Technology Matters, a leading professional blog, and editor of Audiology Practices, the quarterly publication of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. He is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Taylor has authored numerous peer reviewed articles and books on topics ranging from hearing aids to practice management.
Karen Munoz is department head and professor of audiology in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University. Her primary research focus is on understanding parent and professional factors that facilitate and/or interfere with spoken language outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
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